Please note: Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway: These are permitted, however because these are privately owned properties, it can be difficult to qualify safety and credibility. For these reasons, additional steps for Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway are required. Confirm the following ahead of time:
• The rental is for exclusive use of the home. No other renters will have access to the home during the rental period.
• The space has smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers (these are noted as amenities on booking sites).
• The home and host have substantial, positive visitor reviews. Do not book places with negative, few or no reviews. Look for super-host status on Airbnb.
• The liability insurance from the host covers premises for commercial use, with a minimum of one million dollars General Liability insurance.
• Check the host’s profile or identity verification. You may be asked to do the same, as a renter.
• The local host or manager contact info is available for immediate needs. Share this information with an in-town contact (a person not on the trip).
• Check state laws to see if Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway are mandated to meet hotel laws and standards so that you know there is an extra layer of protection.